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"Lesbian Mayor wants to Seize ALL Sermons from Christian Pastors."


  

          

And they say there's no agenda. Right.



Houston’s First Lesbian Mayor DEMANDS to see ALL Sermons from Christian Pastors


http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/frighten-every-american-believes-freedom/

Houston mayor, Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor, is conducting a litigious witch-hunt against religious leaders, issuing subpoenas that demand the sermons of pastors who may have spoken on the topic of homosexuality, gender identity, or Parker herself. Pastors who do not comply may be held in contempt of court.

The actions taken by Parker and her administration are a clear affront to freedom of speech, an assault on the concept of separation of church and state, and constitute one of the more alarming attempts to stop opposing political or cultural viewpoints in their tracks.

Via Fox News:

“The city’s subpoena of sermons and other pastoral communications is both needless and unprecedented,” Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Christina Holcomb said in a statement. “The city council and its attorneys are engaging in an inquisition designed to stifle any critique of its actions.”

ADF, a nationally-known law firm specializing in religious liberty cases, is representing five Houston pastors. They filed a motion in Harris County court to stop the subpoenas arguing they are “overbroad, unduly burdensome, harassing, and vexatious.”

“Political and social commentary is not a crime,” Holcomb said. “It is protected by the First Amendment.”

The report also cites ADF attorney Erik Stanley who says “the city is rummaging for evidence to ‘out’ the pastors as anti-gay bigots.”

The controversy stems from an alleged “equal rights” ordinance passed by the city in May. The ordinance calls for a ban on discrimination amongst businesses. Two things however – one, religious institutions were exempted from the ordinance and two, speech does not amount to discrimination.

In addition, one tangential aspect of the ordinance allows transgendered individuals to file discrimination lawsuits if they are not granted access to a restroom. In other words, a man would have to be granted access to the women’s restroom if he claimed to be transgender.

Opponents of the ordinance filed petitions containing 50,000 signatures, well above the threshold of 17,269, which would call for a referendum being placed on the ballot. In true dictatorial fashion, Parker and the city announced that the petitions were not valid due to alleged irregularities. A convenient suppression of opposition.

In keeping with the dictatorial theme, Parker admitted that the entire debate on gender rights, and presumably the latest assault on First Amendment rights guaranteed to all Americans, is about her.

Via the Houston Chronicle:

In just five words, Mayor Annise Parker handed her increasingly vocal opponents exactly what they wanted in the battle against her proposed equal rights ordinance: “The debate is about me.”

That comment, part of a longer utterance at Houston City Council’s last meeting, at which the body delayed a decision on the ordinance to this Wednesday, was just what political and religious conservatives have accused Parker — the first openly lesbian mayor of a major American city — of doing for weeks: Pushing the ordinance to further her “gay agenda,” or to reward gay advocates for their political support.

Sorry Ms. Parker, the First Amendment, constitutional and religious freedoms, and the foundation for which America was built has never been about one man or one woman. And it certainly isn’t changing for you and your ego.

Stanley told Fox News that “City council members are supposed to be public servants, not ‘Big Brother’ overlords who will tolerate no dissent or challenge.”

Parker and the Houston City Council need to be stopped in their tracks, or the whole of America will suffer for it.



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Lesbian Mayor wants to Seize ALL Sermons from Christian Pastors. [View all] , Case_One, Thu Oct-16-14 02:02 PM
 
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Gainin' on us...
Oct 15th 2014
1
Maybe
Oct 15th 2014
14
America is slowly turning into the Soviet Union.
Oct 15th 2014
2
Or China
Oct 15th 2014
15
Yeah, because when people think gay agenda
Oct 15th 2014
26
dawg, i couldn't even, yo, shit, breh
Oct 15th 2014
39
      Or China!
Oct 15th 2014
47
Young, if you don't GET THE FUCK...
Oct 16th 2014
53
Yes, the agenda is to get people like you to stop being bigoted dummies....
Oct 15th 2014
3
So you're in total support the request. We got it.
Oct 15th 2014
4
Yes, I want peopel to stop discriminating against LGBTQ folks.
Oct 15th 2014
18
      How are Ministers "Discriminating" against homosexuals?
Oct 15th 2014
29
^^^Totally misses the point
Oct 16th 2014
55
yes. But why? (Snopes.com link)
Oct 15th 2014
5
I guess any Tool will do.
Oct 15th 2014
10
Uh huh. Sure.
Oct 15th 2014
16
RE: yes. But why? (Snopes.com link)
Oct 16th 2014
57
In a world where American Christians foment hate in places like Uganda
Oct 16th 2014
77
      good to have you back!
Oct 16th 2014
112
Are there any unbiased sources explaining what this is all about?
Oct 15th 2014
6
RE: Are there any unbiased sources explaining what this is all about?
Oct 15th 2014
7
      the houston chronicle coverage seems pretty unbiased
Oct 15th 2014
11
i just want to be clear here...
Oct 15th 2014
8
However you want to frame the matter.
Oct 15th 2014
13
if you/they had a point, you wouldn't open the post with "lesbian mayor"
Oct 15th 2014
9
So you're debating the wording of the subject and headline
Oct 15th 2014
12
      i'm not debating. the point of equal rights ordinances is y'all can't le...
Oct 15th 2014
17
           And the mayor is only doing it because she's a Lesbian.
Oct 15th 2014
23
                Maybe but several cities, counties and states have passed similar laws
Oct 15th 2014
25
                And. There have been plenty of laws that passed and were still dead wron...
Oct 15th 2014
28
                     sure.
Oct 15th 2014
32
                that kind of assumption is what gets bigots subpoenaed
Oct 15th 2014
30
                     Are you debating the article or me.
Oct 16th 2014
62
                          i'm not debating. both you/article are proving discrimination with your ...
Oct 16th 2014
113
After a little more digging
Oct 15th 2014
19
This is a Slippery Slope. Y'all can slide down it if ya want.
Oct 15th 2014
20
I'm cool on this 1.
Oct 15th 2014
21
So you're cool with making a deal that will suppress the voices free spe...
Oct 15th 2014
22
I am fine with ministers being made to respond to the amended subpoenas.
Oct 15th 2014
24
Do you think Ministers should refrain from talking about Political Matte...
Oct 15th 2014
27
      no, i don't.
Oct 15th 2014
33
They still have free speach
Oct 17th 2014
121
You must have been in the room...
Oct 16th 2014
56
      *pats head*
Oct 16th 2014
60
      You don't get it. SoWhat is allowed to make general assumptions
Oct 16th 2014
61
           absolutely. b/c i'm all knowing.
Oct 16th 2014
63
                In a later reply...
Oct 16th 2014
73
                     the original subpoenas didn't even come from the city.
Oct 16th 2014
108
                          RE: the original subpoenas didn't even come from the city.
Oct 17th 2014
120
                               you stay woke, partner.
Oct 17th 2014
123
u should have done more research before you posted. But that didn't
Oct 15th 2014
31
I knew there had to be more to this story
Oct 15th 2014
35
Good
Oct 15th 2014
34
This Fox news ass post!
Oct 15th 2014
36
Fox News is turning Christians into people Jesus would've side-eyed.
Oct 16th 2014
59
      Christians have been that since they've been in existence.
Oct 17th 2014
118
Pretty soon it will be illegal to be a christian
Oct 15th 2014
37
not unless/until the Constitution is amended.
Oct 15th 2014
38
      That won't stop the persecution. This is only the beginning
Oct 15th 2014
42
           it's already begun.
Oct 15th 2014
43
                Christian dolphins from Miami
Oct 15th 2014
45
                     saints from New Orleans will face lions this weekend too.
Oct 15th 2014
46
                          bless ye.
Oct 16th 2014
65
*makes incredibly stupid and hyperbolic reply*
Oct 15th 2014
40
Laugh Now, Cry Latter.
Oct 16th 2014
51
      ...'Latter'? Really?
Oct 16th 2014
52
           LOL... You know my typos are famous...LOL
Oct 16th 2014
54
This is bullshit but if pastors didn't make gays
Oct 15th 2014
41
first, they took prayer out of schools.
Oct 15th 2014
44
It's funny that these Christians aren't prepared to stand behind their w...
Oct 16th 2014
102
do you want to know the real truth of whats going on, or no?
Oct 15th 2014
48
Lay it out for me, please. I'm interested.
Oct 16th 2014
49
Just add to the conversation and enlighten us all.
Oct 16th 2014
50
what group of people does she represent again?
Oct 16th 2014
58
Provide an example or 6.
Oct 16th 2014
64
      provide me a example of who she represents other than self
Oct 16th 2014
88
           Answer my question first.
Oct 16th 2014
89
i wish people would stop talking about isolated incidents
Oct 16th 2014
66
It only took one woman to get prayer taken out of schools
Oct 16th 2014
67
prayer has never been taken out of school.
Oct 16th 2014
68
How do you actively lie, as a Christian, man?
Oct 16th 2014
69
I guess you never heard of Madalyn Murray O'Hair
Oct 16th 2014
70
      i prayed in school all the time.
Oct 16th 2014
71
      Having to explain the Context is like teaching primary colors. I'm not.
Oct 16th 2014
72
           the context is, you're a lie and the truth ain't in you.
Oct 16th 2014
75
                I know you hate God and Truth.
Oct 16th 2014
76
                     i know that you better pray the jesus i read about doesn't exist.
Oct 16th 2014
78
                     RE: i know that you better pray the jesus i read about doesn't exist.
Oct 16th 2014
82
                     You couldn't even fuckin directly dispute what he just said, man.
Oct 16th 2014
81
                          I'm not lying and I posted my support. But you don't care.
Oct 16th 2014
84
                               behold, the truth.
Oct 16th 2014
90
                               See Post # 87
Oct 16th 2014
92
                                    that knowledge isn't common enough.
Oct 16th 2014
94
                                         The the Public Educational System has failed us yet again. IMO
Oct 16th 2014
97
                                              I am glad that you stated the ruling of the court correctly.
Oct 16th 2014
101
                               "It only took one woman to get prayer taken out of schools" - You, nigga...
Oct 16th 2014
96
                                    She did Get it TAKEN out of Schools - see the Supreme Court case.
Oct 16th 2014
105
                                         My niece can pray in school. I thought prayer was taken out of school.
Oct 16th 2014
110
      Oh. Yeah I don't think you're a Christian at all. You a manipulator.
Oct 16th 2014
79
      Was that suppose to hurt?
Oct 16th 2014
86
      Case you're smarter than this
Oct 16th 2014
85
           In context and common knowledge . When someone says that prayer -
Oct 16th 2014
87
           Nah. He knows what the difference means. He denies that though.
Oct 16th 2014
95
                So you don't think that Christianity is under attack?
Oct 16th 2014
98
                77 percent of the country is Christian.
Oct 16th 2014
100
                You don't honestly hold that notion in your head. Stop pretending.
Oct 16th 2014
109
                .
Oct 16th 2014
114
Case_One equatres prayer with the military
Oct 16th 2014
99
as it should have been
Oct 17th 2014
117
      I love this reply...I really do!
Oct 17th 2014
119
#waronchristmas
Oct 16th 2014
74
It's just Christians wanting to act like they're Christ
Oct 16th 2014
80
      OMG TED! Pleeeeeease come back. We've missed you.
Oct 16th 2014
83
      everyone should just send Case to this reply from now on n/m
Oct 16th 2014
91
      You mean the "You should eat your carrots b/c kids are starving in Afric...
Oct 16th 2014
93
           http://cdn.meme.am/instances/500x/37708244.jpg
Oct 17th 2014
122
      =)
Oct 17th 2014
124
okay so i thought christians wanted to get the word out to as many as po...
Oct 16th 2014
103
Brave Christians wouldn't have a problem, you're right
Oct 16th 2014
104
it's also always about money..my tax $s subsidize tax free housing for m...
Oct 16th 2014
115
*applauds*
Oct 16th 2014
111
I see that the Devil has returned. Just in time.
Oct 16th 2014
106
Cast the Devil out then, if you're so righteous.
Oct 16th 2014
107
via fox news
Oct 17th 2014
116
RE: Lesbian Mayor wants to Seize ALL Sermons from Christian Pastors.
Mar 04th 2015
125
lol
Mar 04th 2015
126

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